Dry Skin Brushing

Dry skin brushing is a great way to help detox your body and boost your immune system before hoping into the shower. The skin is your body’s largest eliminative organ. It releases up to 2 pounds of toxins daily! Skin brushing reduces the toxic load of other organs like our kidneys, liver and lungs.

The lymphatic system is greatly enhanced by dry skin brushing as well. The lymph system plays a major role in eliminating wastes and toxins from our bodies and in our immune system. Dry skin brushing helps to increase and stimulate the lymph fluid which helps keep it from getting thick and stagnant. Thick and stagnant fluid   gets clogged and accumulates in our muscles and joints causing soreness, arthritis, cellulite and poor circulation.

Skin brushing is best done first thing in the morning and takes approximately 5-10 minutes. It can be done 5-6 times a week. It is always done dry before showering. The morning is an excellent time because toxins release and accumulate during sleep. When you dry skin brush you help eliminate these toxins and will feel more alert and awake. Many women and men too, notice that they no longer need to use skin moisturizers. By removing the dead skin cells and stimulating more blood and lymph flow it helps the skin to produce more oils.

Dry skin brushing can be done 2 times a day if one is on a detoxification program from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and food sensitivities. Please avoid brushing over any tumors or open or inflamed skin areas. Start with your feet and work your way up the legs, the back, then the stomach and chest area. Always brush in the direction of the heart. As lymph flows upward from below the heart and downward from above the heart. Next do your arms from your hands up to your underarms. Then do your neck and shoulders downward and your upper chest downward.

Give yourself one to two weeks to get accustomed to dry skin brushing. You’ll love how energized and good your skin feels.

What are “Endorphins”?

 

The word “endorphin” comes from the two words “endogenous” and “morphine”. Endorphins are small protein molecules that are produced by cells in your nervous system and other parts of your body.

Endorphins have been shown to:

  • Control persistent pain.
  • Control the craving for chocolate and addictive substances.
  • Regulate the production of growth and sex hormones.
  • Reduce symptoms associated with eating disorders.

Although more research needs to be done, endorphins are believed to produce four key effects on the body and mind:

  • They enhance the immune system.
  • They relieve pain.
  • They reduce stress.
  • They help postpone the aging process.

Several popular healing modalities have been found to stimulate the body’s natural production of endorphins. Endorphins help kill pain. These include:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic

What makes Massage Experts unique is that all three modalities are offered. Therefore providing you the best of all three.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

By apexchiroaz

There are different types of massage therapies available. For this article, we will just focus on the benefits of Swedish Massage. Massage therapy helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. It has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions including low back pain, arthritis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, infertility and depression, to name a few.

The term massage covers various methods and ways in order to serve us its purpose well. Some examples of this therapy include acupressure, shiatsu, Thai, deep tissue and Swedish massage which vary in some ways. Moreover, the use of some equipments also aid in this relaxing procedure and new trends now encompass massage chairs aside from having to use oils and rocks. There are many available massage chairs to choose in the market today such as robotic massage chairs and the Panasonic massage chairs. These two are of good benefit most especially in neck and back pains. These are indeed stress busters.

Well, for starters, Swedish massage actually refers to the various styles of muscle relaxation. It is characterized by applying firm but gentle pressure on the upper muscles press against the deeper muscles and bones. It was become one of the most popular massage therapies that individuals who are interested of learning can actually attend massage therapy schooling and specialize in this technique.

Swedish massage stimulates your central nervous system to sooth and calm your nerves. By doing so, it reduces stress and tension in both a physical and psychological sense. This is why Swedish massage is often recommended as an important part of a stress management program for people who are otherwise naturally predisposed to suffering from elevated stress levels.

Your body’s nervous system is responsible for sending, receiving and carrying nerve impulses around your body. It is the main control unit in your body and these nerve impulses allow your organs and muscles to work efficiently. Swedish Massage is notable as an “overall body” massage. Other massages (such as the ones offered at our spa) tend to focus on more specific parts of the body. For instance, a Reflexology massage focuses exclusively on the feet, hands and ears. A deep tissue massage focuses on the muscles more deeply than would be appropriate in a Swedish Massage.

As beneficial as massage can be, it’s not for everyone. If you have any fractures, infections, active cancer, orthopaedic conditions, or skin problems, you need to recover first before having a massage. Consult your therapist. And just how often should you have a Swedish Massage and experience its benefits? As often as you can afford it!

Author has been an expert in various massage therapy treatments as swedish massage, sports massage, reflexology for different ailments of body to mental level. He suggests swedish massage session to everyone to get rid of unwanted stress.

 

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